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Tsurugi Takahiro "Hiro"Age:
With hair a shade of ash, with matching eyes to boot, Takahiro stands tall at about six feet and one inch, his body
slender but toned well through years of exercise and training. While in top physical condition, he suffers from less then perfect eye sight, so he often wears either contact lenses or stylish glasses
A very cool and calculating young man by nature, Takahiro is not one to wear his heart on his sleeve casually. He is calm and calculating, always observing, watching and planning. Though not very fond of the fact that he's basically become a hostage of the Morimoto family, he silently acknowledges that right now he can't challenge their might, lest he see his family and its business fall to ruin. He feels much like a wolf that has been caged and collared, a mighty predator that is captured but not easily tamed, if at all. While he does what is asked of him by those within the academy that stand above him in rank, he refuses to let his dignity be (completely) sullied by fully and willingly submitting like other have done, to become a tool without mind or will of its own.Purpose at Arcadia:
The eldest of two children and the only son, Takahiro is the heir of a Japanese yakuza clan. For many generations his family had held a iron grip on many illegal businesses and had begun using money earned from that to take over legitimate companies, which often ended up being used to white wash money earned in less honest ways. Often threats and intimidation were used to convince
unwilling owners to sell their company to them. It was often a very persuasive method. The current head of the clan, his father, ended up becoming too greedy though. Attempting to gain control in a new market, he attempted taking control of companies belonging to Morimoto family. For that, they had paid the price, but not in the way his father had imagined.
Now the Tsurugi yakuza clan serves as little more then underlings to Morimotos, doing their dirty work while also supplying a large cut to them from existing ventures. The heir was to attend St. Arcadia Academy as collateral, though it was more as a glorified hostage then anything else. Initially his father had attempted to cut a deal with his new overlords, trying to have his daughter
, Takahiro's younger sibling, attend the school instead. Takahiro would have none of it though, feeling that his sister, whose hands remained pure and untainted all this time, unlike his own, did not deserve such a fate, to pay for the mistakes of their father and clan. The feeble attempt to save the more valuable child
were thus foiled.
At the acadamy Takahiro, or Hiro for short, has since come to be the president and team captain of the school's kendo club. Part of it was to keep himself sane and busy, the other was to keep his skills with the blade from becoming rusty. He knows his purpose at the school is be groomed to become the next head of the yakuza clan, to serve as a loyal puppet of the Morimoto family in his foolish father's stead. There was little reason for Takahiro to expect his father to remain in power, or even among the living for that matter, by the time he left the acadamy. While part of him is saddened by the prospect of losing his father, another tells him that he made his bed and now had to lie in it.
Two days later then I had hoped for, but there we go. Hope the yakuza background and kendo club thing is alright. :)